Facilitate your academic success by developing these habits today. The sooner you start, the sooner you can reap the benefits.
1. Use a schedule
Choose one place to track your tasks, projects, classes and extra curriculars. This relieves the stress of not knowing what you have to do and when. And it reduces the chances of forgetting a due date.
2. Engage with the content
One of the best ways to ensure you are getting the most out of your education is to engage with the content you’re learning. This includes actively reading (using a highlighter or pencil to underline key ideas), taking notes, participating in discussions and asking questions. By engaging with content, you can see connections between different materials and apply the knowledge you learn in one subject to any other area.
Don’t put yourself in a box. Try new things and don’t be afraid getting outside your comfort zone or challenging yourself. There are so many opportunities and experiences waiting for you, even if they look different than they have before. Exploring will allow you to apply your knowledge to new situations and learn from new experiences.
4. Get it done
A good habit to get into is to avoid procrastinating. The most difficult step is getting started. Getting in the habit of starting and finishing your work in a timely way will free you of the stress of not meeting deadlines or being overwhelmed. Starting earlier rather than attempting to finish at the last minute will also allow time to ask questions and for revision.
At Albert College these skills are actively developed through the learning skills. Students are assessed on an ongoing basis on their: organizations, responsibility, collaboration, independent work, self-regulation and initiative.
The learning skill assessments are separate from academic assessments; however, students who improve their learning skills will, as a result, see an improvement in their academic average. By assessing learning skills, students see how their habits affect their academic success and how they can take control of their education. These skills are ingrained into AC students and better prepare them for post-secondary education.